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CONTENTS                          xvii

CHAPTER LXXX

PAGE

THK AWAKKNINC OF PERSIA     .....   4.72

The Question of Telegraphic Communication between England
and India—The First Telegraph Line in Persia, 1864—The Indo-
European Telegraph Lines —Their Influence on Persia —The
Cossack Brigade—The Reuter Concession, 1872—The Opening
of the Karun, 1888—The Imperial Bank of Persia, 1889—The
Tobacco Regie, 1890-1892—The Assassination of Nasir-u-Din—
The Financial Difficulties of Muzaffar-u-Din—-The Russian Bank-
Persian Loans—The Belgian Customs Administration—The New
Customs Tariff—An Analysis of the New Tariff—The Action of
the British Government—All Asghar Khan, the Atabeg-i-Aazam
—Anglo-Russian Rivalry.

CHAPTER LXXXI

THK STATE OF PERSIA BEFORE THE REVOLUTION.            .            .   4.87

ft The Old Order and the New—The Powers of the Shah—
His Duties—The Grand Vizier—The Machinery of Government
—Justice—Punishments—Revenue—Taxation—A Persian Village
—A Persian Peasant—The Tribesmen,

CHAPTER LXXXII

THK GRANT OP A CONSTITUTION TO PERSIA      .            .            .500

The Origin of the Constitutional Movement—&zwV Jamal-u-
Din—Prince Malkom Khan—The Ayri-H-Dolti—The Visit to
England of Muzaffar-u-Din, 1902 —The Condition of Persia
before the Revolution—The First Bast, December 1905—The
Exodus to Kum, 1906—'The Great Bast in the British Legation,
August, 1906—-The Magnet Charta of Persia—The Regulations
for the Assembly—The Opening of the National Assembly,
October, 1906—The Signing of the Constitution—The New Order.

LIST OF AUTHORITIES.....5*3
INDEX.......5^9